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Butcher-bound yak on the run after Virginia escape


Published in Cats & Dogs News

(UPI) An animal control officer responding to a report of escaped livestock in a Virginia road discovered an unexpected animal -- a yak.

Nelson County Animal Control Officer Kevin Wright said he was expecting a black angus cow or another livestock animal more common to the area when he responded to the call about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

"They didn't say anything about a yak," Wright told The News & Advance.

The yak escaped the area and fled into the mountains. Wright learned the animal, named Meteor, had been traveling on a trailer from a Buckingham farm to a butcher when he made a run for it.


"I think this thing made a break for it and took off," Wright said.

Meteor was spotted Wednesday around the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, but left the area before authorities arrived.

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